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181 Re: Trigger Happy Jack II on Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:04 am

"That could work," I nod as I hesitate reluctantly. "They'd probably come to Soltera anyway, though... I only just learned that it was Wesley that was responsible for what happened. I hadn't received word from my people yet when I left, so we had no idea that he was banished from Soltera. I assumed that's where he would go after his last trip, what with the snow setting in."

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182 Re: Trigger Happy Jack II on Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:07 am

"Don't feel bad," I sigh, "My brothers and I are the only ones who know he's banished, as you say. Even my father lives in pleasant denial that we're at odds with the bastard."

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183 Re: Trigger Happy Jack II on Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:16 am

"Yeah," I frown as I shift a little uncomfortably. "Could I maybe use your phone again? If I give you a number to text and a message?"

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184 Re: Trigger Happy Jack II on Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:17 am

"Of course," I sigh, brushing the hair from my face before I hold my drink between my knees - picking up the phone as I wait for his further instruction.

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185 Re: Trigger Happy Jack II on Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:23 am

I hesitate after giving her the number and the passcode to start the message with. "Just tell her that her assignment is off. I don't need the information any longer. Her payment is in the dead drop in Ledes."

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186 Re: Trigger Happy Jack II on Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:27 am

My eyes narrow as I type what he's told me to, hesitating to hit send before I look at him seriously.

"Can I ask who this is being sent to?" I ask, my finger hovering over the send button. "And in regards to what?"

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187 Re: Trigger Happy Jack II on Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:29 am

"After you've pushed send," I respond, arching my eyebrow as I wait for the sound of the message sending.

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188 Re: Trigger Happy Jack II on Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:44 am

"No," I state firmly, moving the phone to my other hand and locking the screen as I watch him. "I know you may not like this, but we're stuck together for the time being, and for this to go smoothly, we need to be able to trust one another. I've no reason to distrust you, and I've given you no reason to distrust me, but I'm not eager to be sending my phone number out into the world, with no idea who it's being sent to.

"So, this is my promise - I will hit send once you've told me."

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189 Re: Trigger Happy Jack II on Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:46 am

"Anise Wilder," I sigh, hesitating as I wait for her reaction.

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190 Re: Trigger Happy Jack II on Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:48 am

The name hits me like a slap in the face, my jaw setting tightly as I stare at him in disgust and shock. 

"You had a spy in my home?" I scowl, my voice rising as I grip my phone tightly.

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191 Re: Trigger Happy Jack II on Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:58 am

"She's a good person," I say roughly. "She only agreed to this assignment because it's Wesley. Otherwise, her reports are only ever about trading information and where there have been rumors about good scavenging spots in the wastes. I've been in touch with her for years and I only just now learned what you and Wilson's names even are."

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192 Re: Trigger Happy Jack II on Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:01 am

I scowl as I unlock the phone, hitting send before tossing it down into the seat angrily.

"I hope the information was worth it," I say roughly, picking up my whiskey and sipping it as I stare back out the window. "And I hope you've paid her handsomely, because she won't be working in the Gatz estate after tomorrow."

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193 Re: Trigger Happy Jack II on Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:06 am

"She didn't give me any information!" I protest. "That's why I had you send the text - to call her off. She didn't feel right prying into your business - insisted it wasn't relevant to Wesley. And after what you told me, I didn't want her giving me any details on what he did to you. I assume that's why she wasn't comfortable with the job."

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194 Re: Trigger Happy Jack II on Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:08 am

"I don't care!" I spat, "Anyone who would be willing to sell my family's information while working under my roof is unwelcome! The fact she didn't tell you certain things is the only reason Wilson isn't being brought into this, because I can guarantee you he would not be a lax as I'm being on the matter.

"She will be let go, she will be given a recommendation and severance, but she will never work for my family again."

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195 Re: Trigger Happy Jack II on Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:13 am

I huff at that as I lean against the door, my gaze fixated out the window as though there's something other than darkness for me to stare at.

"And you didn't think I had anything to offer as sorry old Richard's husband," I grumble under my breath. "I have half a dozen others - not in your house - that I won't be calling off. I may not need information on your family so much now, but by the end of this, I'll know your brother better than you do."

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196 Re: Trigger Happy Jack II on Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:19 am

"Forgive me for underestimating the abused pile of bruise that I met last night." I chide, my mood souring as I take another long drink of whiskey. The warm tingle of the alcohol is starting to radiate through my face, and I chew my lips absently between drinks.

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197 Re: Trigger Happy Jack II on Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:32 am

"Do you have any music?" I ask, eager to be done with the conversation as I frown in annoyance. "And maybe something for pain?"

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198 Re: Trigger Happy Jack II on Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:41 am

"Whiskey, help yourself." I say, gesturing towards the console as I drop the partition low enough to tell them to cut on the radio before shutting it back.

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